Dr Pooja Kohli
Our health is one of our most valuable possessions, yet all too often we neglect to give it the care and attention it deserves. Taking a proactive approach to our physical and mental well-being is critical to leading a healthy and fulfilling life. While there are many paths to leading a healthy life, certain traditional and natural remedies have stood the test of time when promoting well-being.
Here are five time-tested hacks that can help men maintain optimal health.
Hack 1: Balanced Diet for Vitality
A balanced diet is the foundation of good health. This is built around a variety of nutrient-rich foods, including whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. When eaten in moderation on a daily basis, they provide our bodies with all the vitamins and minerals essential for a healthy life. A diet that combines this with proper hydration and limited consumption of processed foods and sugar promotes a man’s vitality and builds a strong immune system.
Hack 2: Regular Exercise for Stamina
Regular physical activity is the cornerstone of a healthy body and mind. By engaging in an exercise routine that combines aerobic exercises, strength training, and flexibility movements, men can build their stamina and improve cardiovascular health. 30 minutes of moderate exercise three to four times a week strengthens muscles, bones, and joints, and also reduces the risk of chronic diseases and improves mental health. Find an activity that you enjoy and can engage in, whether playing a team sport or going swimming and make it an integral and natural part of your lifestyle.
Hack 3: Stress Management for Mental Well-being
Stress has become an inescapable part of the modern lifestyle, and can severely impact a man’s physical and mental health. As such, it’s vital to find means by which to cope with and manage life’s daily stressors. Failing to do so can result in chronic stress, which acts as a gateway to myriad other issues such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Engaging in stress-reducing practices such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or yoga can calm the mind and promote emotional balance. These can be further enhanced through physical exercise, nurturing hobbies, spending time with loved ones, and dedicating relaxation time to yourself.
Hack 4: Sufficient Sleep for Restoration
The body requires seven to nine hours of restful sleep each night to support optimal physical and mental health. This allows the body to undergo the essential processes of repair, hormone regulation, and memory consolidation. Cultivate sleep hygiene by creating a comfortable sleep environment, maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, and minimising screen time at night.
Hack 5: Ayurvedic Supplements
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicine system, offers a plethora of natural remedies for men’s health. Throughout history, supplements featuring ingredients like ashwagandha, ginseng, and cinnamon have been utilised to support male sexual health and vitality. These carefully blended supplements can address common sexual health concerns, such as premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and reduced libido. Manmath Ras by HempStreet, a traditional Ayurvedic medicine infused with natural ingredients and medical cannabis seeds, exemplifies a supplement that helps sustain vitality and stamina. When combined with a healthy lifestyle, such supplements can enhance the intimacy and fulfilment of one’s personal life.
Maintaining your health is an ongoing journey that requires dedication and effort. By adopting these five time-tested hacks, men can take a significant step towards improving their overall health and well-being. However, it is essential to acknowledge that individual health needs may vary, and seeking professional advice is always recommended for optimal results.
(The author is the vice president of HempStreet, India’s first research-to-retail venture in the Ayurvedic cannabis sector)
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